Seriously, yes, someone should come over here and confiscate my blogging license. I’ve been so remiss at blogging that I maybe shouldn’t be allowed to anymore. Last time I checked in, Stalker Angie was about to arrive, and sooo much has happened since then!
Beware Stalkers Bearing Gifts!
She came, she saw, she brought goodies!
my apologies for the horrible lighting
Stalker Angie arrived at my house more than half a month ago, and brought me the absolute nicest gift: sheep stationary (!) and some SoySilk (which I’ve been dying to try!). I’m not exactly sure why it was that she gave me gifts and not the other way around, but the SoySilk did not explode, and is in the stash getting along nicely with all the sock yarn. We had a great time during her visit, and since I’m too lazy to blog about it, you can read it over at her place. While she was here, she finished a gorgeous crocheted shawl . . . I’ll let her show the pictures of it.
In other news
My friend of many years, Dolores, gave birth to a baby girl, who has been nicknamed “Daisy” since she was but a wee squirmy bump . . . so what better to make for her than the Daisysweater from Knitty?
my first baby sweater! really!!
I’m planning on leaving it plain, but I have three different sets of buttons shaped like daisies to choose from. Certainly y’all all will be in on that decision!
Speaking of the Yarn Harlot (which we were, since she designed the Daisy sweater), I’m planning to go to Oklahoma City next week for one of her infamous book signings . . . unfortunately she isn’t coming to Dallas, so our choices are OKC and Austin (which are each approximately the same distance from Big D). The Purling Pirate and I are planning to roadtrip to OKC for the occasion, possibly with a Purse-Ho in tow. And then, on Saturday, depending on what my girl NanC has planned, I may be trekking to Austin as well!
And since Tuesdays are for spinning
I’ve been slowly spinning up some Merino/Tencel that I bought a while back . . . I think I have 8oz total of this, so I’ve been working on it in batches.
The photo is amazingly true in color and shine on my monitor, and it is mostly laceweight singles, with a few thick places thrown in. I’m thinking of leaving this one as singles, rather than plying it.
Speaking of plying . . . I’m finding that I like the end product of Navajo plying, but I’m wondering of some of you other spinners can clue me into one thing: if you have to pause and stop and be able to continue later with the Navajo plying thing, how exactly do you do this? ‘Cause I’ve found so far that once I start, I don’t feel like I can stop without messing it up.